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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Comments for Kids #3-7

I commented on a post made by a young boy named Miracle. He talks about his favorite rugby player, Rokocoko. It seems rugby is as important in New Zealand as football is in America. This particular class is made up of 5 and 6 year students and their ethnicities include Maori, Samoan, Tongan, European, Cook Island, and Nieuan. These 9 and 10 year olds are very creative and have taught me about rugby, something I had no idea about before reading their blog. They have also created beautiful videos explaining the discoveries of New Zealand and America. They are an interesting, intelligent group of students attending Pt. England School in Auckland, New Zealand.

I commented on Adrian's blog, a 6 year student attending a middle school half an hour away from the capital of Tasmania. He enjoys car shows, rock music, and video games. In one post he tells us that his favorite animal is a tiger. I thought that was neat because tigers are also my favorite animal. I told him that tigers can be identified individually by their stripes because they are each unique. It is similar to humans being identified by our fingerprints.

I commented on Bennett's blog, a 6th grader attending Waukee Middle School in Waukee, Iowa. I read a descriptive story by Bennett. He talked about a pet cheeseburger he had that got sick after a week. After giving the cheeseburger a pill as an attempt to make him feel better was to no avail, Bennett ate the cheeseburger to get it out of its misery. This was a really creative piece that I thoroughly enjoyed reading.

I commented on Alaina's blog, a 6th grader in Mr. Reuter's class where each student has their own blog, Netbook, and Edmodo account. The particular post I commented on was Alaina's review of one week. They finished their biomes projects and she provided a link for some information about the wetlands. She also told us that she was the ecologist in her group. She is going to dissect a starfish in science class. I told her I had just dissected a clam in Biology. She made a 96 on her math test and thought it was easy. She is a very intelligent, enthusiastic child and I enjoyed reading all of her posts.

I commented on Alba Shunkshark's blog. He took a picture of the U.S.S. Alabama battleship and wanted suggestions as to what he should name it. I suggested "Shapes" because the angles of the lines surrounding the circles cause me to think geometrically.

1 comment:

  1. Tara this is amazing - I am blown away by your comments about Miracle's blog post. I wish you could win a trip to NZ as a prize and sit in on a rugby match and see Joe Rokocoko in action .... it is so much fun.

    You must so appreciate Dr Strange for the whole new world he has opened up through this class.

    Kia kaha
    Dorothy Burt